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#421 J-Tizzle

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 09:00 PM

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View Postbr61, on 06 June 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

I'm ready to give one a tryout. How long was your F-22 when I tried it on the putting clock? I have no idea of the length I should be thinking about.

Atta boy, Billy!  Come to the dark side.

The F22 you tried out was 46.5".  I have a LFI at 45" that I'll bring this weekend and you can fiddle with.  That'll at least let you see which length you prefer.  I much prefer the F22 style of head over the LFI just due to the weight, but I'm happy to let you try it out so you can decide if you want to drop the coin on a F22.

Thanks! Bring it if you don't mind. I'll be playing at 10:50 this Saturday and hope to see you then.

That F-18 looks interesting if I ever try switching to lefty side.

Right on, we are playing in Bryan's thing at 8:40 (me, Ben and Dad should be a real good team, lol), but I'll bring it and leave it in the pro shop.  You can just keep it for a while and try it out and practice some with it, the F22 isn't leaving the bag anytime soon.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:52 AM

View PostJ-Tizzle, on 06 June 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

View Postbr61, on 06 June 2018 - 07:57 PM, said:

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View Postbr61, on 06 June 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

I'm ready to give one a tryout. How long was your F-22 when I tried it on the putting clock? I have no idea of the length I should be thinking about.

Atta boy, Billy!  Come to the dark side.

The F22 you tried out was 46.5".  I have a LFI at 45" that I'll bring this weekend and you can fiddle with.  That'll at least let you see which length you prefer.  I much prefer the F22 style of head over the LFI just due to the weight, but I'm happy to let you try it out so you can decide if you want to drop the coin on a F22.

Thanks! Bring it if you don't mind. I'll be playing at 10:50 this Saturday and hope to see you then.

That F-18 looks interesting if I ever try switching to lefty side.

Right on, we are playing in Bryan's thing at 8:40 (me, Ben and Dad should be a real good team, lol), but I'll bring it and leave it in the pro shop.  You can just keep it for a while and try it out and practice some with it, the F22 isn't leaving the bag anytime soon.

We(me, DL & Tyler) are playing in BD's too, should be a fun event. I'll see you then. You and Ben always play good.
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:57 AM

View PostRipper212, on 06 June 2018 - 12:03 PM, said:

My biggest issue with the F-22 is the cost. LFI last year was $350 and BG sold me one for $300. Need a second SS putter for Florida bag and waiting for one of you guys with multiple back-ups to sell me one!

I agree.  450 is really high.  It is the same head that he has recycled a few times.  It was called the f-18 a while back.  The only difference between past versions is the shaft drill angle and the heavier lead weights.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:30 AM

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View PostRipper212, on 06 June 2018 - 12:03 PM, said:

My biggest issue with the F-22 is the cost. LFI last year was $350 and BG sold me one for $300. Need a second SS putter for Florida bag and waiting for one of you guys with multiple back-ups to sell me one!

I agree.  450 is really high.  It is the same head that he has recycled a few times.  It was called the f-18 a while back.  The only difference between past versions is the shaft drill angle and the heavier lead weights.

Yea.  I had that same head on another putter of his where the shaft came into the head near the face.  I could never get comfortable with the "look" and ended up trading it back in to him.  That same head with a "kicka**" shaft has been magic for me though.  I am putting lights out this summer.  I love his insert.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:02 AM

Any of you guys try the SmartPutter?  https://www.smart-putter.com/    I kind of like the type of stroke it uses. Tried it with a Cure putter I have and it seemed promising.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:55 AM

View Postgaryt, on 13 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

Any of you guys try the SmartPutter?  https://www.smart-putter.com/ I kind of like the type of stroke it uses. Tried it with a Cure putter I have and it seemed promising.

I have not tried it, and I haven't seen one except on the website.

Two things sort of bother me about this putter and/or the website.  One is that I don't see any specs for the putter, other than VERY general guidelines about shaft length relative to height.  Nothing about weight, lie angle, or size.  (FWIW, the putter head looks pretty small in the pictures, at least relative to the golf ball, but that could be a deceiving camera angle.

But the other thing that REALLY bothers me is this statement: "A major challenge to alternative putting has always been compliance with the rules of golf. SmartPutter is the only forward-facing putter that is compliant with the rules of golf and legal for play at all levels of competitive golf worldwide. SmartPutter compliance is authorised in written approval from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in association with the USGA."

"Only" is a pretty big word, and that claim is patently untrue, which I'm sure the company knows.  That bugs me...

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

View Postbluedot, on 13 June 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:

View Postgaryt, on 13 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

Any of you guys try the SmartPutter?  https://www.smart-putter.com/ I kind of like the type of stroke it uses. Tried it with a Cure putter I have and it seemed promising.

I have not tried it, and I haven't seen one except on the website.

Two things sort of bother me about this putter and/or the website.  One is that I don't see any specs for the putter, other than VERY general guidelines about shaft length relative to height.  Nothing about weight, lie angle, or size.  (FWIW, the putter head looks pretty small in the pictures, at least relative to the golf ball, but that could be a deceiving camera angle.

But the other thing that REALLY bothers me is this statement: "A major challenge to alternative putting has always been compliance with the rules of golf. SmartPutter is the only forward-facing putter that is compliant with the rules of golf and legal for play at all levels of competitive golf worldwide. SmartPutter compliance is authorised in written approval from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in association with the USGA."

"Only" is a pretty big word, and that claim is patently untrue, which I'm sure the company knows.  That bugs me...

I don't like it.

1) Putter head looks small and too light for my tastes.

2) I don't like the "stance" they promote (left foot forward for RH golfers)

3) Their statement (in the Q&A) that a single length will fit most golfers and so don't worry about the length of the shaft is a crock.  That's key for most of us SS putters.
SInce they say you would need to adjust at your local club maker - they obviously aren't going to build this putter to someone's preferred specs.

Give me the BG F22 - all day long!!  I've been putting lights out with this putter.  So much so I ordered another just so I'll have a backup in case Grace Bobby gets hit by a bus tomorrow.  :)  (that's how much I love this putter!....)

And while talking to Bobby on the phone, he asked me to make a little sidesaddle demo video for him to use with potential SS customers (just a quick front and side shot of me stroking an 8 foot putt).

I'm going to try and shoot it this weekend.

Edited by BigEx44, 13 June 2018 - 10:19 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:20 AM

View PostBigEx44, on 13 June 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postbluedot, on 13 June 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:

View Postgaryt, on 13 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

Any of you guys try the SmartPutter?  https://www.smart-putter.com/ I kind of like the type of stroke it uses. Tried it with a Cure putter I have and it seemed promising.

I have not tried it, and I haven't seen one except on the website.

Two things sort of bother me about this putter and/or the website.  One is that I don't see any specs for the putter, other than VERY general guidelines about shaft length relative to height.  Nothing about weight, lie angle, or size.  (FWIW, the putter head looks pretty small in the pictures, at least relative to the golf ball, but that could be a deceiving camera angle.

But the other thing that REALLY bothers me is this statement: "A major challenge to alternative putting has always been compliance with the rules of golf. SmartPutter is the only forward-facing putter that is compliant with the rules of golf and legal for play at all levels of competitive golf worldwide. SmartPutter compliance is authorised in written approval from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in association with the USGA."

"Only" is a pretty big word, and that claim is patently untrue, which I'm sure the company knows.  That bugs me...

I don't like it.

1) Putter head looks small and too light for my tastes.

2) I don't like the "stance" they promote (left foot forward for RH golfers)

3) Their statement (in the Q&A) that a single length will fit most golfers and so don't worry about the length of the shaft is a crock.  That's key for most of us SS putters.
SInce they say you would need to adjust at your local club maker - they obviously aren't going to build this putter to someone's preferred specs.

Give me the BG F22 - all day long!!  I've been putting lights out with this putter.  So much so I ordered another just so I'll have a backup in case Grace Bobby gets hit by a bus tomorrow.  :)  (that's how much I love this putter!....)

And while talking to Bobby on the phone, he asked me to make a little sidesaddle demo video for him to use with potential SS customers (just a quick front and side shot of me stroking an 8 foot putt).

I'm going to try and shoot it this weekend.

Cool!  Let us know when that goes up on his website.

And I agree 100% about the F-22; it's clearly the best of the putters I've used.  And that's saying something, because I putted really well with both the JuanPutt and the Directed Force.  Glad I spent the money.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:32 AM

View Postbluedot, on 13 June 2018 - 11:20 AM, said:

View PostBigEx44, on 13 June 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postbluedot, on 13 June 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:

View Postgaryt, on 13 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

Any of you guys try the SmartPutter?  https://www.smart-putter.com/ I kind of like the type of stroke it uses. Tried it with a Cure putter I have and it seemed promising.

I have not tried it, and I haven't seen one except on the website.

Two things sort of bother me about this putter and/or the website.  One is that I don't see any specs for the putter, other than VERY general guidelines about shaft length relative to height.  Nothing about weight, lie angle, or size.  (FWIW, the putter head looks pretty small in the pictures, at least relative to the golf ball, but that could be a deceiving camera angle.

But the other thing that REALLY bothers me is this statement: "A major challenge to alternative putting has always been compliance with the rules of golf. SmartPutter is the only forward-facing putter that is compliant with the rules of golf and legal for play at all levels of competitive golf worldwide. SmartPutter compliance is authorised in written approval from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in association with the USGA."

"Only" is a pretty big word, and that claim is patently untrue, which I'm sure the company knows.  That bugs me...

I don't like it.

1) Putter head looks small and too light for my tastes.

2) I don't like the "stance" they promote (left foot forward for RH golfers)

3) Their statement (in the Q&A) that a single length will fit most golfers and so don't worry about the length of the shaft is a crock.  That's key for most of us SS putters.
SInce they say you would need to adjust at your local club maker - they obviously aren't going to build this putter to someone's preferred specs.

Give me the BG F22 - all day long!!  I've been putting lights out with this putter.  So much so I ordered another just so I'll have a backup in case Grace Bobby gets hit by a bus tomorrow.  :)  (that's how much I love this putter!....)

And while talking to Bobby on the phone, he asked me to make a little sidesaddle demo video for him to use with potential SS customers (just a quick front and side shot of me stroking an 8 foot putt).

I'm going to try and shoot it this weekend.

Cool!  Let us know when that goes up on his website.

And I agree 100% about the F-22; it's clearly the best of the putters I've used.  And that's saying something, because I putted really well with both the JuanPutt and the Directed Force.  Glad I spent the money.

I should ask for finders fee!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:26 AM

View PostBigEx44, on 13 June 2018 - 11:32 AM, said:

View Postbluedot, on 13 June 2018 - 11:20 AM, said:

View PostBigEx44, on 13 June 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postbluedot, on 13 June 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:

View Postgaryt, on 13 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

Any of you guys try the SmartPutter?  https://www.smart-putter.com/ I kind of like the type of stroke it uses. Tried it with a Cure putter I have and it seemed promising.

I have not tried it, and I haven't seen one except on the website.

Two things sort of bother me about this putter and/or the website.  One is that I don't see any specs for the putter, other than VERY general guidelines about shaft length relative to height.  Nothing about weight, lie angle, or size.  (FWIW, the putter head looks pretty small in the pictures, at least relative to the golf ball, but that could be a deceiving camera angle.

But the other thing that REALLY bothers me is this statement: "A major challenge to alternative putting has always been compliance with the rules of golf. SmartPutter is the only forward-facing putter that is compliant with the rules of golf and legal for play at all levels of competitive golf worldwide. SmartPutter compliance is authorised in written approval from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in association with the USGA."

"Only" is a pretty big word, and that claim is patently untrue, which I'm sure the company knows.  That bugs me...

I don't like it.

1) Putter head looks small and too light for my tastes.

2) I don't like the "stance" they promote (left foot forward for RH golfers)

3) Their statement (in the Q&A) that a single length will fit most golfers and so don't worry about the length of the shaft is a crock.  That's key for most of us SS putters.
SInce they say you would need to adjust at your local club maker - they obviously aren't going to build this putter to someone's preferred specs.

Give me the BG F22 - all day long!!  I've been putting lights out with this putter.  So much so I ordered another just so I'll have a backup in case Grace Bobby gets hit by a bus tomorrow.  :)  (that's how much I love this putter!....)

And while talking to Bobby on the phone, he asked me to make a little sidesaddle demo video for him to use with potential SS customers (just a quick front and side shot of me stroking an 8 foot putt).

I'm going to try and shoot it this weekend.

Cool!  Let us know when that goes up on his website.

And I agree 100% about the F-22; it's clearly the best of the putters I've used.  And that's saying something, because I putted really well with both the JuanPutt and the Directed Force.  Glad I spent the money.

I should ask for finders fee!

I would consider paying that fee but for the fact that in addition to BOTH of the previous Bobby Grace face on models, I own basically every other face on option on the market.  I've never been shy about buying putters! :)


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:04 AM

View Postbluedot, on 14 June 2018 - 06:26 AM, said:

View PostBigEx44, on 13 June 2018 - 11:32 AM, said:


I should ask for finders fee!

I would consider paying that fee but for the fact that in addition to BOTH of the previous Bobby Grace face on models, I own basically every other face on option on the market.  I've never been shy about buying putters! :)

Yea...me too actually.  And now I'm doubling down on the F22.  That's all I need.....two of every model!!......Lord, help me...…
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:00 AM

Here are the video's I sent to Bobby Grace of me sidesaddle putting.
They're about 8 foot putts.
I shot them right after finishing up my league last night.
I'm putting so well right now I made both putts on the 1st shoot.
No re-takes needed!   LOL.
https://www.dropbox....330493.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox....721210.mp4?dl=0

Edited by BigEx44, 15 June 2018 - 08:20 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:37 PM

I love looking for side saddle putters and putting left handed it’s pretty hard too find one. Just wondering if anyone had tried the bell side saddle putters from eBay they are $120. Just curious about the quality and how they roll. I have about 3 side saddle putter but I can never have enough. I really want a bobby Grace but they are hard too find. And don’t like the double sided one that seems like the only lefty one he’s selling at the moment.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

View PostPGATourDriven, on 15 June 2018 - 05:37 PM, said:

I love looking for side saddle putters and putting left handed it’s pretty hard too find one. Just wondering if anyone had tried the bell side saddle putters from eBay they are $120. Just curious about the quality and how they roll. I have about 3 side saddle putter but I can never have enough. I really want a bobby Grace but they are hard too find. And don’t like the double sided one that seems like the only lefty one he’s selling at the moment.

I like heavier putters.  The Bell look light to me.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:11 AM

View PostPGATourDriven, on 15 June 2018 - 05:37 PM, said:

I love looking for side saddle putters and putting left handed it’s pretty hard too find one. Just wondering if anyone had tried the bell side saddle putters from eBay they are $120. Just curious about the quality and how they roll. I have about 3 side saddle putter but I can never have enough. I really want a bobby Grace but they are hard too find. And don’t like the double sided one that seems like the only lefty one he’s selling at the moment.

I think you should call Bobby's shop; he'll probably answer the phone himself.  Tell him what you want, and I'd be surprised if he wouldn't make you a lefty version; it's just a matter of drilling the hole differently, which he did for me on a custom order anyway.  You might have to wait a week or two, but I'd think he'd have no problem setting that up.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:13 AM

View PostBigEx44, on 15 June 2018 - 08:00 AM, said:

Here are the video's I sent to Bobby Grace of me sidesaddle putting.
They're about 8 foot putts.
I shot them right after finishing up my league last night.
I'm putting so well right now I made both putts on the 1st shoot.
No re-takes needed!   LOL.
https://www.dropbox....330493.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox....721210.mp4?dl=0

Awesome; I love it!  Thanks for posting.

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